Kindergarten 2021 - 2022 Information
Welcome to Brentwood Kindergarten!
I am Kristy Elkow Group A and Group B teacher here at Brentwood. I am so excited that I get to be your child’s Kindergarten teacher! I attached a little more information about myself here too. About Mrs. Elkow Please follow our school on twitter and Instagram @BrentwoodEIPS.
I have mailed out a package for each student containing information and a couple activities for students to do! On May 27th at 6:30pm we are hosting a virtual Kindergarten Information night. Please review the documents in the folder and join me on the 27th to hear more about our wonderful Kindergarten program.
If you were unable to attend please see the following slides:
As well, please fill out this google form to provide us with some information about your Kindergarten student.
Please reach out to me with any questions!
Little Elk Island Adventure
Elk Island Public Schools is once again planning to run the Little Elk Island Adventure, a fun and informative program for first-time school bus riders.
Annually, Student Transportation offers the Little Elk Island Adventure to new riders and their parents. The program’s aim: To help introduce families to busing so they feel comfortable and at ease before even starting school. Through a series of activities, riders learn about school bus safety, danger zones, tips on boarding and how to sit properly on the bus. After that, both the children and parents hop on the bus to practice what they’ve learned by venturing out on a short ride.
The Little Elk Island Adventure is for first-time school bus riders entering the 2021-22 school year. The tentative session dates and times are as follows:
Location Date Time
EIPS Central Services August 16 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 17 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 18 2 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 19 2:30 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 19 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 23 9 a.m.
EIPS Central Services August 24 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 26 6 p.m.
SouthPointe School August 25 2:30 p.m.
SouthPointe School August 25 6 p.m.
Dates and times may change depending on the province’s public-health measures.
IPS Central Services is located at 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park
SouthPointe School is located at 11 SouthPointe Blvd., Fort Saskatchewan
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
More information about busing for kindergarten children is available at: eips.ca/transportation/kindergarten-busing-faq.
2021-22 Kindergarten Registration
Registration for the 2021-22 school year began Monday, Feb. 1, 2021
Special Events (TBD)
Throughout the year the Brentwood Program provides students with special learning opportunities including:
- Mother's Day Tea, Father's Fun Night, Christmas Celebration;
- Guest speakers - Little Elks Bus Safety presentation and Sparky the Fire-dog;
- Skating program - offered at the rink in our school yard (4-5 times);
- Home Reading Program;
- L.I.F.T (Literacy is a Family Thing) program that promotes literacy at home;
- Special activities that focus on fine arts - clay projects and watercolour paintings.
Field Trips (TBD)
Field trips throughout the year give students a chance to learn about and experience the world around them. Below are some of our destinations:
- Safety City
- Teacher's Pet
- Puppet Tree House
Focus on Family
At Brentwood, we welcome all family members into the classroom on a daily basis and for our many special events celebrating family throughout the year.
The Kindergarten agendas enhance the partnership between parents and teachers and strengthen the Home-School connection.
Progress reports, parent/teacher interviews and student-led interviews all help to keep parents informed and involved in their child's education.
We encourage families to learn together through our homework assignments sent home once a month and our L.I.F.T (Literacy is a Family Thing) program that promotes literacy at home.